Dealing With Teen Pressures:Working Together To Make It Work.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• It can be very important for teens to “fit in” or at least not to “stand on the outside”• This pressure can influence how the teen dresses, their attitudes and behaviors, and the activities that they engage in.• Pressures that teens face can lead them to engage in behaviors that may not be healthy, physically or emotionally.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• Today we will examine two powerful forces that teens sometimes face that influence their behavior and test their coping abilities. BULLYING and DEPRESSION.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• What is bullying?• Bullying is a multifaceted form of abuse.• It is negative behavior meant to cause pain or discomfort.• It is a deliberate, conscious desire to hurt someone else or put him or her under stress.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• Bullying is also demonstrated through indirect actions like manipulating friendships or purposely excluding other children from activities.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• 30% of American children are regularly involved in bullying either as bullies or as targets of bullies.• 15% of those affected are severely traumatized or distressed as a result of encounters with bullies or bullying.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• Cyber bullying or electronic bullying is a more pervasive form or bullying.• saturates a victim’s entire social network• far more damaging in terms of its lasting effects than traditional physical and verbal bullying.
Coping with Bullying and Teen DepressionCharacteristics of Children Who Bully:• Tend to have average or above average self esteem• Have impulsive, hot headed personalities• Lack of empathy• Have difficulty conforming to rules• Have positive attitudes toward violence
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• What Can Students do to Stop Bullying?• Say Something• Don’t bully back! It won’t help if you act like a bully.• say kind words to your peer being bullied• Be a friend.
Coping with Bullying and Teen Depression• Tell the student who is being bullied to talk to a parent, teacher or counselor.• Tell an adult what you saw.
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